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Win Tickets To Dragstalgia! 01/06/2012

Ace Cafe London has teamed up with Santa Pod, which opened in 1966 as Europe’s first permanent drag racing venue, with pairs of tickets up for grabs as prizes at the cafe for lucky winners to attend the “Pods” forthcoming Dragstalgia event held over the weekend of 14th/15th July, to include with the Ace stand and display, bikes and hot rods together with an iconic Airstream trailer, all contributing to ensuring that this years show is something not to be missed.

Spend £5 or more over the counter and receive a raffle ticket on Hot Rod Nights - Wednesday 6th June and 4th July. Draw takes place at 10pm.

This years Dragstalgia will also contain all of the ingredients that saw an awesome show last year, but in 2012 it will be even bigger and better. All of the show highlights including the fire burnouts, Cacklefest, Historic Vehicle Marquee, flypasts, Evening Entertainment as hosted by MilkCow Magazine, Historic F1 Stock Car Racing and Show n Shine will all be back along with some welcome additions to the show include a Beer Festival in the Fuelers bar!

The drag racing line-up already looks impressive with the finest exponents from the NFAA, Wild Bunch and Outlaw Street already signed up to pound the hallowed tarmac. This years RWYB sessions will be restricted to pre-1980’s vehicles only to focus the show on the Nostalgia theme. Also new  for 2012 is the pre-’72 Dragstalgia Super Stock class which looks set to put on a great show, offering street car thrills at race car pace! Historic vehicle sessions will also feature on the track once more allowing those with iconic, nostalgic vehicles, that won’t necessarily fit into a class, to come along and run together.

The Allard owners club will also be in attendance with their superb cars and the Allard Chrysler Action Group even intend to fire up Sydney Allard’s Dragster at the track for the first time

As well as some of Drag Racing’s greatest names attending the event (From the BDRHOF), Fans can expect a real blast from the past with a number of racers returning to the track. Ken Cooper, A racer at Santa Pod’s very first event in 1966 has built a new Flathead powered Slingshot for his son Bradley to follow his footsteps in, and Nobby Hills Racing plan on running their Houndog 1 on the track - a car taking to Santa Pod’s ¼ mile for the first time that has been raced as far back as the early 60’s. Representing the 2 wheeled classes John Hobbs, amongst others, will be back at the track again with not only the Hobbit but also Olympus. John wowed the crowds last year with a stunning 8.6 second run and he certainly won’t be planning to go any slower in 2012.

A number of nitro cars have already been confirmed for the event, including Wendy Baker in the historic TimeWarp Funny Car and a returning Robin Read in his Daimler powered Dragster. Thanks to his sponsors Kendall Oil and Roltrex Cargo Broker, Ramon Van Der Weurf is able to make the trip over from the Netherlands to take part in the Wild’r at Heart Nostalgia Funny Car. The 1st side-by-side Nostalgia Funny Car Race in the UK is a prospect that you are not going to want to miss. Fingers crossed, there may be a couple more yet too…

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